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Shell Falls

U.S. 14, Bighorn National Forest, Sheridan, WY
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A Must Place to Stop (Except in 2017)

Worth stopping for when driving Rt 14 to or from Yellowstone. However, it is closed for all of 2017... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Arizona, United States
Being refurbished

We made a special journey to the Falls only to find it was closed for renovations. What we could... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bill & jen
Huddersfield, England
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“gift shop” (10 reviews)
U.S. 14, Bighorn National Forest, Sheridan, WY
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Worth stopping for when driving Rt 14 to or from Yellowstone. However, it is closed for all of 2017 due to rebuilding the infrastructure.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a special journey to the Falls only to find it was closed for renovations. What we could see of the Falls was wonderful with the river fast flowing through the gorge. Would go again if in this area.

1  Thank bill & jen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately, during our visit, the Falls were closed. There were several other spectators trying to do the same thing we were...get close enough for a photo...but it was no use. It was just too dangerous to attempt!!!

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We particularly took this route from Yellowstone to Mt. Rushmore area and it is CLOSED! We didn't even get to stop & take pictures. We saw a car parked on the side of the road & a lady trying to take pictures from the scenic...More

Thank ginangmilyonarya
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Hubby and I went here for a day of beauty. The falls are probably beautiful if you could get near enough to see them. Everything is fenced off for safety reasons, but the walkway only leads to one waterfall and, between the distance and the...More

1  Thank Shari P
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We travelled down from Burgess Junction through the canyon mesmerised. There were lots of turn outs and we pulled into the falls area just as it began to rain. We donned our raincoats and got out of the car and heard the roar as we...More

1  Thank Marysland
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This tourist stop is very limited. What you can see is beautiful; however, the site itself is very small. The are many, many steps to go down and then up. It is NOT handicap accessible. The handrails are extremely hot making it impossible to hold...More

1  Thank Damiano C. V
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The Shell Falls are a nice stop along US 14. Restrooms are clean and the falls are only a short walk from the parking area.

3  Thank Michel H
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Anyone traveling up or down Scenic Byway HWY 14 between Burgess Junction and Shell, Wyoming, or Greybull Wy. must stop at Shell Falls. This is a true surprise! There is a visitors center, which is closed (Federal bs) but go in, past the closed gate...More

5  Thank Verna I
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Back in the late 90's before Trip Advisor, we came upon this Forest Service offering. Didn't even know it was there! It's a great place to stop & use the bathroom. Of course they have a gift shop & the falls are beautiful! There's a...More

2  Thank ccindyk48
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Ray C
18 May 2017|
Response from Shari P | Reviewed this property |
We haven't had snow since last month. I think the storm you're referring to was south; Laramie/Cheyenne area.
Ray C
9 May 2017|
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Response from Verna I | Reviewed this property |
HI, yes it will be a beautiful time to come. The weather is gorgeous right now and it cools of nicely at night. The feds have closed the interpretive center at the falls, but you can still go see the falls. It is beautiful... More
Christine E
15 February 2017|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
You can go to Cody and see all these in one day. be careful with the ICE and Snow on the road.